Nutrition principles for life

The 8 nutrition rules to live by

For any head sports coach at a top level, one of the most key components to holistic player development is to provide nutrition education to the players/athletes. Years of research and study have proved that proper nutrition will lead to better performance. Many top-level sports teams will employ the skills of a qualified nutritionist with […]

Avoid suffering from exercise burnout

Five signs you’re suffering from exercise burnout

Committing to an exercise routine  – and sticking to it – feels great! You feel energised, you’re lean and fit, your self-esteem is flying high… And before you know it, you’re just a little bit addicted to your workouts. That can’t be bad, can it?The quick answer is: Yes, it is bad. The routine that’s […]

The low down on saturated fats

Understanding the difference between trans fats and saturated fats

Not all fats are bad. Fats are an essential food group along with protein and carbohydrates. Good fats are essential to our health and the optimal function of our body. Healthy fats surround our internal organs to protect them; gives our body energy; keep us warm; help produce essential hormones; helps our body easily absorb […]

How to understand the GI index

How to understand the GI Index

Eating the right foods is not only important for our waistline but for our health too. In society today, everyone is on the move and living busy lives. There is hardly time to make food so we buy ready-made food for convenience, and with this fast-paced lifestyle we are currently living, it is easy to […]

How to detox

The correct way to detox after an indulgent summer holiday

Summer holiday mean lazy days on the beach or by the pool, sipping on soda or drinks, and snacking on everything we missed out on. After a tough year, we deserve a break, not just from work, but from our strict diets and routines as well. Over December and throughout summer, we let go a […]

Hypertrophic gains in your muscles

8 tips for hypertrophic gains

If you’re trying to grow your muscles, to achieve a certain physique or increase your physical strength, then you’re pursuing something called hypertrophic gains in your muscles. It’s when your muscles grow because they either store more glycogen (i.e. sarcoplasmic hypertrophy) or because the myofibrils are bigger (i.e. myofibrillar hypertrophy). We asked the professionals how […]

Holiday weight gain: How to get rid of it

We spend months transforming our winter bodies into the lean, toned bods we’re happy to flaunt on the beach. But the holidays seem to have a drag effect – dragging us out of the gym and directly toward food and then the couch…  After a week or two of eating too much junk, drinking too […]

Losing weight can be difficult

Why you may not be losing weight as you would like to

Sometimes, people can diet, work out and track their calories and do everything right but still not succeed at losing weight. Usually, when someone seems to be doing the right things but not making progress, a list of possible reasons that can lead to not losing the weight that is needed. Here are some reasons […]

Protein rich foods

18 Protein-packed foods to add to your shopping list

Nutritionists all know that protein is an essential macronutrient – more so for those of us who are active and athletic. After all, it is the macronutrient building block that our bodies need to build muscles, among other things. Plus, if you’re practising good nutrition principles to prevent weight gain (or lose weight!) then you […]

workout foods

The best pre- and post-workout foods

You work out like a gladiator. But are you eating the right workout foods? We’ve got you covered! Here’s a list of the best foods to eat before and after your workout. Four super pre-workout foods Before your workout, you want foods that’ll give your muscles fuel but won’t slow you down. Don’t over eat on […]

Juicing tips from the pros

Follow these six juice tips from the pros

Speak to any master nutritionist and you’ll be told that until you’re getting at least five servings of vegetables and two servings of fruit daily, you’re not going to achieve the kind of optimal health you deserve.  One simple solution is to juice your fruit and veg, so you get all those nutrients and vitamins […]

Supplement with creatine

Nine reasons why you should be supplementing with creatine

For most of us, the supplements lining the shelves of our local gym shop are intimidating. They promise to make us leaner, faster, harder and stronger… And it seems there are dozens upon dozens of supplements available.  All you need to know is that there’s one supplement in there that you SHOULD be taking if […]

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